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Novo Family History

Novo Surname Meaning

Portuguese Galician and northern Italian: nickname from novo ‘new young’ (from Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling and this may also be a source of the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Neve, Nova, Toro, Novoa, Hoo, Toso, Nino, Noh, Rojo, Boso

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Where is the Novo family from?

You can see how Novo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Novo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Novo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Novo family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Novo's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Novo families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Novo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Novo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Novo. 25% of Novo men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Novo women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Novo were Salesman and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Electrician
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housework
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Novo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Novo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Novo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 543 military records available for the last name Novo. For the veterans among your Novo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Novo lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Novo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Novo in 1956 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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